Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Changing things up a little

I used the new blogger templates to update my layout a bit. Hope you like it!

I added a couple of new things in the last week as well. One is a link to Unashamed Missions Group web site. Last year my husband went to Honduras with UMG and this year the whole family will be going in July for a 7 day trip that will include construction, medical, kids VBS activities and in general, to make Him known.

We are just completing the required shots. Friday its off to the county health department for typhoid which is the last of them. I am sure I will have pictures to share when we get back in mid July.

In the mean time, I am trying to lose another 10 lbs before the trip. I have 4 weeks to go. In March I decided that I needed to lose 30 lbs before the trip just so that I would feel better and be able to keep up. By the end of May I had reached that goal and determined that it was not unreasonable to target another 10 before the trip. To the end, I linked up with Stephanie and the ladies she has gathered for the Wednesday Weigh-In. They are on week 4 now, I joined late so I am on week 2, but it is great to know others are working on a shared goal and that on Wednesday you have some accountability to report on progress.

Wednesday Weigh-In Challenge

Last item that I have been changing up a bit is my work space. This pictures the 4 sides of my space.

The glass top table is where the sewing machines normally are, but the Bernina is in the shop and the pictures were taken when I was using the Green Beast ... I mean Beauty.

The cubbies share with my scrap booking supplies that have not seen much use lately. I actually took two cubes away from SB and gave to sewing this week. The containers on the top of the cubbies and elsewhere are my in progress bins. I try to keep everything in a single place for a project while I am working on it then if it gets 'shelved' I can get back to it without scrambling.

Don't know if you can tell but the cutting table is tall, work height which is wonderful!. The couch is used by the girls if they are watching a movie (TV is in the cabinet that I closed for the picture), but most times the couch has my projects laid out on it. Right now it has all 4 of the quilt tops/backs that are waiting for the Bernina to return. You can see the ironing board sticking out in a couple of the pictures, but it is at the end of the table and I can set it to be a little extension support when I free motion quilt.

This is where I spend my days when the girl are at school or for the summer at camps. I try hard to not be here if the rest of the family is home, but sometimes its hard to come out of my cave!


  1. You go girl! Change is good and you have been doing a lot of it. Your sewing room looks great. Congrats on the weight loss. What an experience for the whole family to go on a missions trip. I know you will be very busy with the missions part of the trip but hopefully you can see some sights too. The Lord be with you all.

  2. I LOVE the new look Diane. Our sister church makes bi-annual trips to Honduras - what a pleasure it is to minister to others and share the love of Christ with them. I hope that it is a humbling and refreshing time for your fam.

    Hmm.....I could use some weight accountability. I'm trying to lose 20lbs by October.

  3. Good for you for going on the mission trip, I'm sure it will be a great experience for the whole family. Your new format looks nice. I really like your header quilt, I'm working with some Rounneries charms right now and I put a few pinwheels in for interest. Congrats on the weight loss. Your sewing room looks like a nice place to create.

  4. Hi Diane, congrats on the weight loss! Wow! You will notice the difference I'm sure when you're working so hard on your trip...maybe you'll sweat off 10 more while gone! I hope you have a wonderful and profitable trip and that it will mean a lot to the whole family. Like your work area, too.

  5. Sounds like a great trip to go on with your family and I'm sure you gain a lot as a family with the experiences. What a great sewing room you have, so organised and roomy! Thanks for showing us around.

  6. It sounds like you are way on your way to do this! Glad you're helping to motivate us as well. Love the work area. I want a room like that! Stephanie